Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840), peintre des fleurs, consacra toute sa vie à l'observation et à la représentation des plantes en fleurs pour composer des planches à l'aquarelle ensuite gravées sur cuivre et publiées avec une description botanique rigoureuse. Chéri des riches mécènes parisiens, notamment de Joséphine Bonaparte, il était surnommé le «Raphaël des fleurs» et est toujours considéré comme un maître de l'illustration botanique.Cetta anthologie reprend notre fameuse édition format XL dans un volume plus petit et plus maniable. Elle rassemble ainsi certaines de ses plus belles gravures en couleur issues des illustrations de Roses, Liliacés et Choix des plus belles fleurs et quelques branches des plus beaux fruits de Redouté. Offrant un exemple éloquent du talent merveilleux avec lequel Redouté sut combiner précision scientifique et beauté, l'ouvrage permet aussi une vision privilégiée des serres et jardins luxuriants d'un Paris disparu.À propos de la collectionTASCHEN fête ses 40 ans! Depuis ses débuts en 1980 comme dénicheur de trésors culturels, TASCHEN a toujours été synonyme d'éditeur accessible permettant aux dévoreurs de livres du monde entier d'imaginer leur propre bibliothèque dédiée à l'art, à l'anthropologie et à l'érotisme pour un prix imbattable. Nous fêtons aujourd'hui 40 ans de livres incroyables en restant fidèles au credo de la maison. La collection 40th Anniversary Edition présente de nouvelles éditions de quelques-unes des stars de notre catalogue: plus compacte, à petit prix, mais toujours réalisée avec la même garantie d'une qualité irréprochable.
150 Gardens You Need to Visit before You Die présente les jardins visitables les plus emblématiques du monde contemporain, où l'on trouve un intérêt historique particulier, une flore unique ou une valeur architecturale reconnaissable. On y retrouve notamment les Kew Gardens à Londres, le jardin de Monet à Giverny, le Jardin Botanique de Singapour ou encore le jardin sec du temple Ryoan-Ji à Tokyo.
More than 200 garden elements, styles, features, and ornaments for gardeners around the globe.
In this book, now in a classic format, garden expert and historian Toby Musgrave explores the creative art of garden-making through more than 200 elements and features. This is the ultimate reference guide to garden elements and styles, with entries ranging from Allée and Bower to Formal, Native Planting, and Xeriscape - each illustrated with examples drawn from historic and contemporary gardens around the world. Whether tending an English cottage garden or a Japanese Zen landscape, gardeners and garden lovers everywhere will be inspired as never before.
This is the definitive and most authoritative book ever published on the glories of English gardening--historically and horticulturally, a tour de force.
An unprecedented in-depth look at the English garden by one of Britain's foremost garden writers and authorities, this book showcases the enduring appeal of the English garden whose verdant lawns and borders of colorful plants are the inspiration for garden lovers worldwide. Kathryn Bradley-Hole--the longtime garden columnist for Country Life--takes a fresh look at more than seventy gardens from across England and distills the essence of what makes the English garden style so sought after.
Seasonal photographs capture the gardens--some grand, some personal, some celebrated, some rarely photographed--at their finest moments, accompanied by sparkling, insightful text. Featuring photographs from the unparalleled archives of Country Life, the full story of the English garden is here, from medieval monastery gardens to the Victorians and the Arts and Crafts movement to the twenty-first century. Designs by many of the horticultural world's greats are amply featured, including Gertrude Jekyll, Capability Brown, Piet Oudolf, and Arne Maynard, as well as gardens famous the world over--Sissinghurst, Hidcote, and Great Dixter--alongside new and less-well-known ones, many open to the public.
A long-awaited updated edition of the 2009 definitive monograph, Beatrix Farrand: Garden Artist, Landscape Architect chronicles the life and work of one of the most important figures in American landscape architecture.
Beatrix Farrand, the only female founder of the American Society of Landscape Architects, is one of the most important landscape architects of the early twentieth century. Today the scope of her work and her influence on the profession are widely acknowledged, and her gardens are being studied, restored, and opened to the public.
Born into a prominent New York family (she was Edith Wharton's niece), Farrand designed lavish gardens for the leaders of society, including the Harknesses, the Rockefellers, and the Blisses. Ultimately, her portfolio extended to college and university campuses, including Princeton, Yale, and the University of Chicago, and public gardens, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and the Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden among them. Her best-known design is the landscape at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C., originally a private residence with extensive grounds and now a research center for Harvard University surrounded by a naturalistic park restored and maintained by the National Park Service. Deeply influenced by the English garden designer Gertrude Jekyll, Farrand was known for broad expanses of lawn with deep swaths of borders planted in a subtle palette of foliage and flowers. In her public work, she adapted this design strategy to create paths and plantings that define the character of the space and the hecirculation through it.
Heavily illustrated with archival images and photographs of her gardens at their peak-many taken especially for this book, Beatrix Farrand: Garden Artist, Landscape Architect also displays beautiful watercolor wash renderings of her designs, now preserved at College of Environmental Design of the University of California at Berkeley. The new edition includes updated images that reflect the current state of gardens including the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden, the International House Courtyard at the University of Chicago, Garland Farm (Farrand's last home and garden, which has recently been restored), Dumbarton Oaks, Dumbarton Oaks Park (which was not included in the first edition), among others.
The book concludes with a comprehensive list of Farrand's commissions and the gardens open to the public, providing direction for further study and exploration. It also features a new preface outlining the milestones in research since the first edition's publication, updated details about ownership and renovations of many properties, and a revised bibliography including articles and books published over the past ten years.
Published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Farrand's birth and written by landscape historian and preservation consultant Judith B. Tankard, Beatrix Farrand: Garden Artist, Landscape Architect takes readers on a tour of Farrand's finest works, celebrating her influence on succeeding generations of women landscape architects.
A Year Full of Veg is a month-by-month guide to cultivating the best seasonal veg. With her wealth of experience, Sarah Raven shares the most reliable and bountiful varieties to grow, her tried-and-tested favourite crops, and unusual vegetables, herbs and salads that you can''t buy in shops. As well as planting inspiration, Sarah reveals expert tips and techniques for growing and harvesting flavourful crops from January through to December, all based on easy, efficient and productive techniques that ensure you''ll always have something fresh to use in the kitchen. No matter how much outdoor space you have, you''ll be inspired to grow at least a little of what you eat.>
Monet fait jaillir la couleur, fait vibrer sa toile. Délaissant le détail, il peint des émotions, des impressions. Par dérision, sa peinture est qualifiée «d'impressionniste». Après Bougival, Louveciennes, Argenteuil... il est toujours en quête d'un lieu où poser pinceaux et chevalet, un havre de paix, un jardin de fleurs. Ce sera Giverny pour lequel il se fait jardinier, paysagiste, architecte, coloriste. Son jardin se confond avec sa peinture, ses fleurs deviennent sa palette. En contrebas, de l'autre côté de la route, il acquiert ce qui deviendra son «Jardin d'eau». Sur l'étang, il édifie un «pont japonais» et fait pousser des nymphéas... Le jardin de Giverny, reflet de sa passion et de son génie, est devenu un des jardins les plus connus au monde.
The lives of 40 men and women behind some of the world's most exciting gardens.
Throughout history great gardeners have risen from all walks of life. Some have been aristocratic amateur gardeners, others professional designers with an international practice. Some have come to garden-making from sister arts such as sculpture or painting; others have been hands-on nurserymen or botanists. What they all have in common is the ability to take an idea and develop it in a new manner relevant to their times.
The book contains four sections. 'Gardens of Ideas' moves from the politically allusive gardens of 18th-century England made by men such as William Kent, to Charles Jencks's Scottish garden inspired by 21st-century cosmography. 'Gardens of Straight Lines' explores the lives of the great formalist gardeners, from Le Notre at Versailles to the rational English minimalism of contemporary designer Christopher Bradley-Hole. 'Gardens of Curves' begins with that great exponent of the English landscape garden, 'Capability' Brown, and leads to the extraordinary Brazilian designer Roberto Burle Marx. Finally, 'Gardens of Plantsmanship' moves from the father of naturalistic planting, William Robinson, to the sweeping prairies of New York's favourite Dutch designer, Piet Oudolf.
The most comprehensive exploration of the art of the Japanese garden published to date, this book covers more than eight centuries of the history of this important genre. Author and garden designer Sophie Walker brings fresh insight to this subject, exploring the Japanese garden in detail through a series of essays and with 100 featured gardens, ranging from ancient Shinto shrines to imperial gardens and contemporary Zen designs. Leading artists, architects, and other cultural practitioners offer personal perspectives in newly commissioned essays.
- In 2014 Sophie Walker became the youngest woman to design a garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Having studied art history, Sophie later qualified in horticulture, plant science, and garden design. Based in London, she practises globally.
In addition to designing gardens, Sophie lectures on conceptual design, the Japanese garden, planting, and the garden environment.
Key Selling Points - Both a comprehensive survey of the Japanese garden and a unique exploration of its design principles and philosophy - Explores the enduring impact of the Japanese garden, as well as key subjects relating to its design, such as the use of elements including the path, aesthetic concepts such as wabi sabi and mitate, Zen Buddhism, and the poetry of plants - Illustrated with contemporary photographs and never-before-published imagery by key figures such as Yves Klein, Isamu Noguchi, and Dan Pearson - Features new essays by leading artists, architects, and thinkers, offering fresh perspectives on the influence of the Japanese garden - Includes an illustrated appendix of Japanese plants
Edith Holden a vécu dans la campagne anglaise du Warwickshire au tournant du XXe siècle, où elle réalisa ce livre. Reproduit à l'identique, ce fac-similé est le témoignage d'une vie s'épanouissant dans la nature, où les chroniques du quotidien ont pour sujet les plantes et les changements de saisons. Illustrée par ses propres soins de ses observations champêtres, ce journal d'une dame sous l'époque édouardienne nous plonge dans un passé romantique.
Now available in a new, large single volume with an appendix also listing the modern plant names, this classic collection by "the Audubon of botany" features more than 250 exquisite reproductions of Walcott's celebrated watercolors of wildflower life in the United States of America and Canada.
Published in association with the Smithsonian Institution What does it take to paint a wildflower that blooms for a single day in a deep forest? For Mary Vaux Walcott, it involved spending up to seventeen hours a day out of doors with her paintbox to capture the shape, movement, and colors of delicate petals and leaves.
Originally published in 1925 to enormous acclaim in five, oversized volumes, Walcott's sketches introduced the diversity and beauty of North American plants to the general public. A selection of some of the most stunning illustrations are now available in a single volume, these illustrations have lost none of their beauty or realism.
Walcott's technique involved precise attention to detail, color, light, and perspective. Her art can also be appreciated as the work of a woman scientist battling the prejudices against her sex of the day. She was an intrepid explorer, skilled geologist, and generous benefactor to the Smithsonian Institution at a time when women's accomplishments were often overlooked or misattributed.
As inspirational and informative as they are a pleasure for the eyes, this bouquet of nature's fleeting gifts is a lasting treasure of botanic and scientific artistry.
Throughout history flowers have been an integral part of human survival and culture - as food, for medicine, to express feelings, as symbols, to commemorate and celebrate, and to decorate. Their shapes, colours, scents and textures have always attracted us, as they do animals and insects. Flowers are used as luxury spices (saffron), and as colouring and flavouring agents - marigolds fed to chickens make eggs more yellow and lavender was Elizabeth I's favourite flavour of jam. Flowers are full of symbolic meaning: violets represent modesty, daises purity and daffodils unrequited love. And they have always played an important role in culture through myths and legends, literature and the decorative arts. This delightful new book brings together 100 of the world's flowers to tell their remarkable stories. Each flower is richly illustrated in colour and accompanied by facts about each species and what role it has played in our culture and history.
A celebration of the world''s most extraordinary green spaces, Gardens of the World will sow the seeds of adventure and inspire your next trip.
Illustrated with inspiring photography and full of fascinating insights from expert gardeners, this beautiful compilation takes you on a visual journey of some of the world''s most gorgeous gardens and green spaces. The book is split into five chapters, each focusing on a different theme. From the intricately planned and carefully curated French formal gardens of Versailles to the surrealist jungle dreamland of Mexico''s Las Pozas, these gardens prove that green-fingered ingenuity comes in many forms and thrives in even the most unlikely of locations.
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Kate Bradbury is an award-winning author and journalist, specialising in wildlife gardening. She edits the wildlife pages of BBC Gardeners' World Magazine, and regularly writes articles for The Telegraph, The Guardia
The Royal Horticultural Society is the world's leading gardening organization. Its brand is highly respected as a mark of authority and expertise. The RHS is committed to getting people gardening again, with a focus on encouraging
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Following the popular BBC series, this book is the comprehensive guide to one of Europe's largest and most ambitious gardening projects, the magnificent RHS Bridgewater.
RHS Garden Bridgewater has a rich history, deeply entrenched personal connections with the local community and now a dazzling and exciting future, all of which is brought to life in this sumptuous book.
Set on the site of the former Worsley New Hall stately home in Manchester, bordering the Bridgewater canal, the Bridgewater garden is one of the most exciting public garden projects undertaken anywhere in the world in recent years. Guided by a masterplan from the renowned landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith, it is a showpiece of horticultural excellence with a rich array of attractions, from walled gardens and Chinese streamside features to aromatic kitchen gardens and verdant wooded areas, all placed at the heart of the community.
RHS Garden Bridgewater charts the glory years of royal visits to the site, the decline and fall into disrepair and the subsequent restoration and development of the gardens into what they are today.
Chronicling personal memories from the people who shaped the gardens, the book is beautifully illustrated and provides a complete insight into how a garden was and will once again become an integral and inspirational part of the community.